Margaret Baker

Margaret Baker

Dean; Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions

Dean • Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-2334


Dean Margaret Wooding Baker is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America. Her clinical experience ranges from critical care to ambulatory care to home health. She has been an administrator in settings ranging from home health care company start-ups to academic administration in schools of nursing, including Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Her policy experience runs from her work as a senior health policy analyst for the Washington State Health Care Authority to her current commitment as a board member for the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and co-chair of the Public Policy Committee. She earned a PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Washington, a Master of Science in Nursing from Otterbein College, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Russell Sage College.

Dr. Baker’s scholarly focus is on elder abuse and neglect. She has published peer-reviewed data based articles and focused her policy and professional and community service work on the topic.

Dr. Baker recently completed a three-year fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program, where she benefited from world-class leadership development. She is passionate about leadership, organizational effectiveness and climate, and managing change, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion. She also recently completed a five-year term on the executive team for the Council on Nursing Education in Washington State, including a one-year term as president of the organization.

PhD, University of Washington
MSN, Otterbein College, Ohio
BSN, Russell Sage College, NY